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Spring 2015 Meeting

Roles and Responsibilities of Corporate Law Departments, Law Firms, and Law Schools

Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Services 

ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services 21st Century Technology vs. 19th Century Law Practice

Fall 2012 Meeting

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines at 20 Years and Today's Corporate Compliance Programs

Fall 2011 Meeting

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ? A Brief Overview of Key Changes

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: Will It Be the Nation's Most Significant Patent Act since 1790?

Fall 2009 Meeting

Litigation, Mediation or Arbitration: Options for International Dispute Resolution

Kathleen A. Bryan
President and Chief Executive Officer
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resoslution

Spring 2006 Meeting

Non-Litigation Alternatives – Developments and Trends in Mediation, Arbitration and ADR

Phillip M. Armstrong
Principal Counsel for Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Thomas J. Stipanowich
Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution


Spring 2005 Meeting

IP Trends and Their Implications for Our Patent Systems

Robert A. Armitage
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company

Robert Barr (Moderator)
Vice President, Intellectual Property
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Peter N. Detkin
Managing Director
Intellectual Ventures

Jeffrey P. Kushan
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

Matthew D. Powers
Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Employee Use of Information Technology and Its Implications for Corporate Legal Responsibilities

Bruce A. Baird
Covington & Burling

James F. Brelsford (Moderator)
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
(M)forma Group, Inc.

Thomas J. Smedinghoff
Baker & McKenzie

The Attorney-Client Privilege Waiver as a Requirement for Effective Cooperation by Business Organizations with Regulators and Auditors

R. William Ide, III (Moderator)
(formerly Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Monsanto Company)
McKenna Long & Aldridge

Charles D. Niemeier
Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Giovanni P. Prezioso
General Counsel
Securities and Exchange Commission

Kevin V. Ryan
United States Attorney
Northern District of California

Larry D. Thompson
(formerly U.S. Deputy Attorney General)
Senior Vice President -- Government Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary
PepsiCo, Inc.

Spring 2004 Meeting

Class Action Lawsuits

Lubna Faruqi
Faruqi & Faruqi

Michael J. Holston
Drinker Biddle & Reath

Robert W. Sutis
General and Antitrust Litigation Manager
Hewlett-Packard Corporation

Alien Tort Claims Act

Managing Corporate Crisis and Litigation While Everybody Is Watching

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance -- From the Outside, Looking In

David J. Nygren
Mercer Delta Consulting

Fall 2003 Meeting

Electronic Discovery:  Accomplishing It Effectively
Martha J. Dawson
Preston Gates & Ellis LLP

Spring 2003 Meeting

See-Saw or Sea Change? Corporate Governance and Ethics in the Balance (3,384KB)
(Zip File - 1,849KB)
Dov L. Seidman

Spring 2002 Meeting

Advising Corporate Clients in the Post-Enron Environment

Antitrust Compliance and Enforcement – A Comparison of the US and the EU (40KB)
A. Jan A. J. Eijsbouts
General Counsel
Akzo Nobel N.V.

Civil Justice Reform – Where Do We Go from Here?

Law Firm Merger Mania and Its Impact on You (113KB)
Bradford W. Hildebrandt
Hildebrandt International

Providing Law Support for "Spinning" and for "To Be Spun" Companies (34KB)
Richard J. Rawson, Panel Moderator

Diversity in the Corporate Legal Profession (1.3MB)
Caren Gordon
General Counsel Roundtable


Spring 2001 Meeting

Creating and Managing Worldwide Partnerships (46KB)
Stephen F. Ritner, Esquire
Stevens & Lee, P.C.

The U.S. Patent System: Is It Broke? And Who Can Fix, It if It Is? (2MB)
Cecil D. Quillen, Jr.
Cornerstone Research

Global Cultural Diversity and the General Counsel (
Fons Trompenaars
Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Intercultural Management Consulting

2000 Law Department Compensation Survey (266KB)
Heidi L. Rudolph and Shannon E. Prown
Arthur Andersen


Fall 2000 Meeting

The General Counsel's Unique Management Issues (96KB)
Rees W. Morrison, Esq.
Altman Weil Inc.


Spring 2000 Meeting

Electronic Commerce and the Law

Big Stakes Litigation and Crisis Management

Effective Management and Technology Approaches to Preventing, Avoiding and Managing Litigation (11,302KB)
Jonathan P. Bellis
David N. Horne
Law Firm & Law Department Consulting Group


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